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January 24, 1840 Alabama legislature accepts the line established in the 1826 Georgia survey
January 31, 1840 Farewell dinner held for Abraham Baldwin Longstreet, who will be leaving his law practice to assume the presidency of Emory University
  University of Georgia, Athens (UGA)
  Emory University
July 16, 1840 First woman to graduate college in the United States, Catherine E. Brewer, Wesleyan College, Macon
  City of Macon, Georgia
October 4, 1840 African Methodist Episcopal minister W. J. (Wesley John) Gaines is born in Wilkes County, Georgia
  Wilkes County, Georgia
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